A deliciously more-ish, five-spice infused marinade rubbed into the duck breast creates the perfect harmony with the freshness of the cucumber, spring onions and chopped baby gem salad. We've tried lots of different recipes for our Hoi Sin, finally settling on one that offers a lovely sticky sweetness with a little zing to freshen it up. Perfect for a warm night. 

Cook our delicious Chinese Spiced Duck Salad in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Chinese Spiced Duck Salad. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Chinese Marinade pot, a Szechuan Five Spice pot and a Hoi Sin Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Chinese Spiced Duck Salad in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Chinese Marinade
  • Szechuan Five Spice
  • Hoi Sin Sauce

Your shopping list:

Duck Breasts
baby gem lettuce
spring onions
a cucumber
pomegranate seeds

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Marinate the duck

    Pre-heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.

    Mix the CHINESE MARINADE and the SZECHUAN FIVE SPICE in a bowl.

    Pat each duck breast dry with a paper towel and make 5-6 diagonal slashes in the skin, going just through to the flesh. Season them and place them flesh side down in the bowl of marinade and rub the mixture into the flesh side.

  • 2.

    Pan-fry the duck

    Place the duck breasts skin side down in a cold, oven-proof frying pan, without oil. Then turn the heat on low and let them cook for 8 mins, or until the fat has melted out and the skin is golden brown.  Pour off the fat regularly into a heat-proof container.

    Next, turn the duck breasts over to cook the flesh side for 1-2 mins.

  • 3.

    Finish it in the oven 

    Put the pan into the oven (or put the duck breasts onto a baking tray) for 6-8 mins for medium-rare or 10-12 mins for medium-well, keeping them skin side up this time.

  • 4.

    Prep the salad

    Meanwhile, mix the lettuce, cucumber, spring onions and avocado (if using) together and then serve onto plates and top with the pomegranate seeds.

    When the duck is cooked to your liking, remove from the oven and leave to rest on a board for a few mins. Then slice the duck and arrange it on the salads and drizzle with HOI SIN SAUCE.


Chinese Spiced Duck Salad Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Elena - Dec 03, 2019

It was good and refreshing

Terence - Dec 02, 2019

Not for me I’m afraid. I love duck but not with salad. Nice flavours.

Ethel - Nov 26, 2019

The hob sin sauce is rather strong and too much. Otherwise lovely provided the duck is pink

Alan - Nov 21, 2019

This was a very nice dish, really enjoyed it

Alan - Nov 20, 2019


Nick - Nov 20, 2019

Nice but missing something

Tunmi - Nov 06, 2019

Yummy, but a bit dry

Joanna - Nov 04, 2019

Fabulous! Thank you for making these tasty dishes so easy for us to produce at home. Will definitely re-order

Nicole - Nov 04, 2019

Loved this. I initially thought duck was a difficult meat to cook but the recommended timings on this recipe were perfect. I’d like to see more recipes using duck, maybe something with rice and veg on the side.

Rachel - Oct 26, 2019

Really nice!

James - Oct 20, 2019

Delicious but duck breasts are too expensive!

Joanne - Oct 14, 2019

Wouldn’t re-order but perhaps that’s because I didn’t like the duck!

Karen - Oct 10, 2019

Loved this, now a firm favourite. I must admit i did a rice dish on the side and used some of the hoisin in it.

Roslyn - Oct 10, 2019


Anny - Oct 06, 2019

Taste good but did not have anything with it. I ended up cooking chips to have with the duck. The salad is just an ordinary salad.

Catherine - Oct 04, 2019

Tasty marinade. I served with a simple garlic and hoisin noodle stir fry as I wanted a filling meal

Claire - Oct 03, 2019

Great through the week dish

Nicola - Sep 30, 2019

Very different and very nice would recommend highly

Stacey - Sep 30, 2019

Tasted ok but prefer duck to be shredded rather than chunky

Louise - Sep 27, 2019

The flavour of this was delicious! Needs something else with it I think to make it a filling meal.

Sophie - Sep 24, 2019

I made the duck with rice and green beans and it was incredible ????????????

Karina - Sep 24, 2019

Wasnt too keen on this dish. Very strong flavour of cloves and i dont like cloves lol

Inga - Sep 21, 2019

Fresh and crispy! Rich meat of duck was perfectly balanced out with a light salad! Could eat it every day!

Alanna - Sep 18, 2019

Really nice - but I did make my own dressing for the salad as I felt it needed it

kate - Sep 17, 2019

Easy to cook, full of flavour & a nice light meal

Lilian - Sep 14, 2019


MATTHEW - Sep 13, 2019

Delicious duck and wonderful flavour, will replace pomegranate seeds next time with apricots I think

Jackie - Sep 12, 2019

Did not like this at all lack of flavour salad dull needs a dressing:(

Keith - Sep 08, 2019

Duck lost some of the marinade flavour in cooking, salad is a bit boring.

Diane - Sep 07, 2019

Lovely dish but think will add potatoes next time as is not as filling as most of the other dishes

Catherine - Sep 07, 2019

Tasty but just not really to our taste. The marinade also seemed to be a bit thick and sticky

Debra - Sep 07, 2019


Ruth - Sep 05, 2019

Very tasty

Kath - Sep 05, 2019

Adapted the salad to my own taste, the duck was lovely.

Julie - Sep 04, 2019

One of my favourites

Amie - Sep 02, 2019

Absolutely stunning

Sara - Aug 27, 2019

Nice but not very filling

Virginia - Aug 22, 2019

Love it.

Beverleigh - Aug 22, 2019

Not being a lover of aniseed I put only half of the 5 spice seasoning in which was perfect for me.

Andreea - Aug 22, 2019


Amy - Aug 21, 2019

Duck was lovely but salad was boring

Tina - Aug 20, 2019


Tricia - Aug 19, 2019

Nice ??

Niel - Aug 19, 2019

Ok not as tasty as it looks

Alison - Aug 17, 2019

Fabulous I really liked this recipe

Joseph - Aug 17, 2019

Partner loved this and want to have again next week ????

Paul - Aug 13, 2019

Easy. Tasty. Amazing

Greg - Aug 12, 2019

Loved it really tasty !

Anita - Aug 12, 2019

Hated it

Jonathan - Aug 12, 2019

Very tasty and easy to cook, not heavy perfect for the summer.


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